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14111 Scottslawn Road

Marysville, OH 43041

United States

Phone: 937-644-0011

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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company operates as a manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products. Business Segments The company divides its business into two segments, Global Consumer and Scotts LawnService. Global Consumer This segment manufactures and markets consumer lawn and garden products in the following categories: Lawn Care: In the United States, products within this category include lawn fertilizer products under the Scotts and Turf Builder brand names; grass seed products under the Scotts, Turf Builder, EZ Seed, Water Smart, and PatchMaster brand names; and lawn-related weed, pest, and disease control products primarily under the Scotts brand name, including sub-brands, such as GrubEx. A similar range of products is marketed in Europe under various brands, such as EverGreen, Fertiligène, Substral, Miracle-Gro Patch Magic, Weedol, Pathclear, KB, and Celaflor. The lawn care category also includes spreaders and other durables under the Scotts brand name, including Turf Builder EdgeGuard spreaders, Snap spreaders, and Handy GreenII handheld spreaders. In addition, in 2015, the company would begin to market outdoor cleaners under the Scotts OxiClean3 brand name. Gardening and Landscape: In the United States, products within this category include a line of water soluble plant foods under the Miracle-Gro brand and sub-brands, such as LiquaFeed, continuous-release plant foods under the Miracle-Gro, Scotts, and Osmocote brands and sub-brands of Miracle-Gro, such as Shake ‘N Feed; potting mixes and garden soils under the Miracle-Gro, Scotts, Hyponex, Earthgro, and SuperSoil brand names; mulch and decorative groundcover products under the Scotts brand, including the sub-brands Nature Scapes, Earthgro, and Hyponex by Scotts; landscape weed prevention products under the Ortho brand; plant-related pest and disease control products under the Ortho brand; organic garden products under the Miracle-Gro Organic Choice, Nature's Care, Scotts, and Whitney Farms brand names; and live goods and seeding solutions under the Miracle-Gro brand and Gro-ables sub-brand. Internationally, similar products are marketed under the Miracle-Gro, Fertiligène, Substral, KB, Celaflor, ASEF, Scotts, Scotts EcoSense, Naturen, and Miracle-Gro Organic Choice brand names. Controls: In the United States, insect control products are marketed under the Ortho brand name, including Ortho Max, Home Defense Max, and Bug B Gon Max sub-brands; rodent control products are marketed under the Tomcat and Ortho brands; selective weed control products are marketed under the Ortho Weed B Gon sub-brand; and non-selective weed control products are marketed under the Roundup and Groundclear brand names. Internationally, products within this category are marketed under the Nexa Lotte, Fertiligène, KB, Home Defence, Weedol, Pathclear, and Roundup brands. The company serves as Monsanto Company’s agent for the marketing and distribution of consumer Roundup products in the consumer lawn and garden market within the United States and other specified countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Under the terms of the amended and restated exclusive agency and marketing agreement between the company and Monsanto Company, the company is jointly responsible with Monsanto Company for developing global consumer and trade marketing programs for consumer Roundup. The company has responsibility for manufacturing conversion (in North America), distribution and logistics, and selling and marketing support for consumer Roundup. Monsanto Company continues to own the consumer Roundup business and provides oversight of the brand. In addition, Monsanto Company continues to own and operate the agricultural Roundup business. Scotts LawnService This segment provides residential and commercial lawn care, tree and shrub care, and pest control services in the United States through periodic applications of fertilizer and control products. As of September 30, 2014, Scotts LawnService had 84 company-operated locations and 95 locations operated by independent franchisees. Markets a

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